Maryland Silverfish Control
The silverfish is a common household pest in Maryland. These crawling creatures are named for their fish-like movements. Although they don’t bite, these pests have been known to make people uncomfortable especially if they’re in large numbers. An uncontrolled silverfish infestation can cause harm to paper, wallpapers, starched fabrics, leather, glue, and other adhesives. They are mostly attracted to dark and damp places with high humidity levels like bathrooms and basements. To protect your Maryland home or business from silverfish, you need to learn about the behavior of this pest, take steps for prevention, and find effective treatment options should an infestation occur.
What is a Silverfish and How Do You Identify It?
Viking Pest’s certified entomologist, Craig, explains silverfish are tiny insects with a slender, flattened carrot body that is between ½ to 1 inch in length. They are metallic brown or silver in color and this type of coloring and the fact that their movement resembles that of a fish which is how they get their name. Silverfish can be destructive to your belongings especially starchy foods, paper, and fabric. Eastern shore of Maryland pest control experts at Viking Pest explain silverfish thrive in basements and crawl spaces with warm temperatures with high humidity levels.
Are Silverfish a Threat to Maryland Home and Business Owners?
Silverfish do not pose any risk to human health, but they’re a nuisance because of their eating habits. Eastern shore of Maryland exterminators at Viking Pest explain silverfish are drawn to sugars and starchy food sources such as flour and cereals, but may also damage the clothing by eating cotton and linen. They are also known to have a knack for books, papers, wallpaper glue, plaster, photos, and drywall.
How to Prevent Silverfish in Maryland
To keep silverfish away from your home, the eastern shore of Maryland pest control experts at Viking Pest recommend thoroughly checking your foundation and walls for any tiny holes and ensure you seal up any gaps or cracks in your home using liquid cement or caulking gun. Inspect the doors and windows for gaps and holes, and make sure you fill them in. Remove moist materials around your home, like wet mulch, that retain moisture. Be sure the outside of your home is dry as silverfish can flourish in moisture, explain the eastern shore of Maryland exterminators at Viking Pest.
If you believe there is a silverfish infestation throughout your eastern shore of Maryland home or business, call the pest control experts at Viking Pest. Viking Pest’s certified pest management professionals will inspect for silverfish activity in corners, sinks, and behind baseboards. Our pest management professionals will also look for areas that have waste, bite marks, or skin droppings, damages on boxes, wallpaper, books, or cardboard food containers. Viking’s technicians are highly-trained professionals that will be able to properly detect and identify silverfish activity throughout your eastern shore of Maryland home or business. If silverfish activity is found, a Viking pest management professional will recommend the most effective and efficient silverfish treatment designed for your specific home or business.
Viking Pest Can Help Control and Prevent Silverfish in Maryland
Viking Pest offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent silverfish from invading your home or business in Maryland. Call Viking today for your FREE and NO OBLIGATION estimate at 1-800-618-2847 or schedule online today!